This is a newly launched Reproduction Gentleman’s Racer. She is epoxy built double ply bottom… never needs soaking up. She is all mahogany and white oak construction. Her sides are a royal blue. The varnished decks are all book matched planking over 1/4”ply and the cockpit is nautolex. This vessel is complimented by her custom made steering wheel,shifter,deck scoops, cut-water, stainless fuel tank, and mirror stainless hatch chrome. Retro white gauges with chrome bezels. The vintage chrome was redone. She has hydraulic steering and 3” stainless exhaust. This vessel is powered by a 350 bored 30 over and is capable of 47 mph. She has a custom made 12.5x13V Acme prop and HF7 Paragon hydraulic transmission. A show winner! “Slightly Altered” has a tandem axle trailer with brakes, new tires and rollers. She does not have any issues with prop torque. Originally priced at $65,000 I am asking $45,000.00Canadian. Would look at close offers.
Note: The owner has modified the boat since the original description was provided. Details below:
“We stripped the boat of all hardware and refinished her.
Decks and hull were all water sanded The deck was sprayed with 2k Urethane for better UV protection and hull was sprayed with two part urethane Plum Crazy Purple pearl with Sassy Grass Green waterline with ghost skulls on aft sides and 2 coats of clear Urethane. “Slightly Altered” showed well in Gravenhurst last summer. I also built a windshield with green glass. The motor has had a Holley 600 CFM performance carb. and a Wiend 8016 Stealth Aluminum High rise Intake installed as well.”
Price: $45,000 For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb526 (Additional photos below.)
We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price of this one-of-a-kind Gentleman’s Racer. Originally priced at $235,000 CDN, the price is now $179,000 (negotiable). Please see note from the owner below.
“After 6 years of working on evenings and weekends, David Young’s Gentleman’s Racer is finally complete.(2010) David, now 58, started building boats with his father in the basement of their home, at the age of 14. After working at many boat-building companies, over the years, including Windsor Boat Works in Gravenhurst, and the last 9 years at Duke Marine in Port Carling, Ont. David decided in 2003 to build a 20’ Gentleman’s Racer of his own. Powered by a 350 cu. in. Mercruiser 350 HP Fuel Injected “Black Scorpion”. This virtually brand new boat is one a kind, with many personalized upgrades & hardware castings that were first carved from wood by David himself. Additional information is available, regarding the special features and materials used.” For more information please contact David through the link here. Ad number pb418 . (More photos below)
Stunning Classic Craft, 20 ft, 1990, for sale on the Port Carling Boats website.
This exciting Gentleman’s Racer is in excellent condition, following a refurbishment by Curtis Hillman in 2015. The 1995 5.7 l. 250 hp engine has only clocked some 200 hours of use. With power to spare and rocket-like acceleration, this racer offers lots of fun and excitement. Cold molded construction makes for a dry, low maintenance hull. For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad# pb665. Enjoy the video below.
If a wooden boat can ever be described as a work of art, this custom 20 foot, 2010 Gentleman’s Racer built by David Young certainly qualifies for the title. Originally priced at $235,000, the racer is now for sale at $199,900. See photos and description below. For contact information please click on the link. pb418 (A reminder to our American friends that the current Canadian exchange rate makes it very favourable to consider a Canadian boat.)
After 6 years of working on evenings and weekends, David Young’s Gentleman Racer is finally complete. David, now 52, started building boats with his father in the basement of their home, at the age of 14. After working at many boat-building companies, over the years, including Windsor Boat Works in Gravenhurst, and the last 9 years at Duke Marine in Port Carling, Ont. David decided in 2003 to build a 20’ Gentleman’s Racer of his own. Powered by a 350 cu. in. Mercruiser 350 HP Fuel Injected “Black Scorpion”. This brand new boat is one a kind, with many personalized upgrades & hardware castings that were first carved from wood by David himself. Additional information is available, regarding the special features and materials used. For more info please contact David Young. Note: The price on this racer has just been reduced from $235,000 to $199,900. (as of Jan 25, 2016)
Ad number pb418 on the Contemporary Wooden Boats page
Built in AUCKLAND, New Zealand in 1990, “Herc” is a one owner boat. Construction details include: decks and sides are two layers…1/4″ marine ply + epoxied 1/4″ African Mahogany outers, the hull is 1/4″ marine ply + 5/8″ African Mahogany outers + exterior fiberglass. This racer, which will reach speeds of 55 mph, is powered by an 8 cylinder, 250 hp. 5.7 litre Mercruiser engine.
“Herc” was refurbished in 2015 by Curtiss Hillman, a highly regarded Muskoka restorer.
This gentleman’s racer offers an excellent riding hull and handles rough water well. “Herc” has been boat-housed since new. Price: $95,000. For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb655 (Additional photos below)
Tim Butson and his staff have their hands full this winter, with restoration projects flying out of their steam-box (so to speak)! The shop currently hosts two Greavette Executives, a custom ski/speed boat, a Shepherd prototype, a Grew Overnighter, a two masted ketch and a Duke Playmate. Enjoy the photos and video below.
Paul, Jeremy and staff ar currently hard at work restoring two massive launches: a 28 ft. Chris-Craft hard-top sedan (1929) and the largest-ever-built 34 ft. Greavette Streamliner (1947). The Chris-Craft is one of only four remaining of the 15 of these boats ever built. Poweredd by a Chris-Craft A 120 engine, it will return to […]
Peter Breen Ditchburn Commodore, 31ft, 2008 Notes from the owner: Beautiful contemporary design based on a 1929 Ditchburn Commodore Long Deck Launch. This boat is spectacular in every detail with all modern building methods including a no soak bottom. Built in 2008, boat house kept and lightly used Flyer is for sale and ready to […]
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